I See You

I know you are afraid. Scared of the unknown, hoping for someone to see you. It’s okay. I remember your laugh. The sun rose every morning as you approached a new day full of adventures. Your heart felt warm, full of color. I remember your first fall. You were rough with a gentle tone. Always [...]

Meet pain, gain hope

I lost my dad about six months ago to leukemia, a deadly cancer that has now claimed two of my family members. This was an extremely pivotal point in my life, but it seems as if nothing changed.  To provide context, my dad was diagnosed with this cancer in January of 2017.  This was the [...]

I Often Wonder

I often wonder. Will life bring pain or laughter? Will I be seen or shattered? Can I be me or does that matter? Either way my blackness has a master. I want to serve Him well. Sorrow sometimes clouds my devotion. I wait on the rain to cease while America continues to paint a picture [...]

Sunrises to Sunsets

I never felt like the sun had a home. Your light always felt welcoming like the morning’s gaze. I had a way with your delight. You gave me a view that I could only see from mountaintops and sometimes valleys. Highs and lows. Your mind skipped through waters leaving trails of you. You always knew. [...]

What is this joy, you say?

There is an essence in arriving within yourself with grace and truth. The beauty of knowing that your person was meant to be is remarkably peaceful. I notice the ambiance. It’s soulful. I can hear the rhythm in the way you look at yourself in the mirror. What a bountiful body. Your eyes in motion [...]

Okay, Listen…

I am a thinker. I think a lot about my actions, my characteristics, my interests and so much more. I often wonder if I would've stayed consistent on something I truly wanted, would I have obtain it? I often wonder, if I would accomplish any of the goals I set for myself. These are things [...]

Two Year Anniversary

I know most of you reading this is curious to know what this blog post is all about, and what I'm crying about now. Well, today marks two years since I lost my dad. Yep... it's one of those posts. The sad and sympathetic one. The one people probably tired of reading. I'll admit, I'm [...]

I am here, at this point.

I believe I've spent the majority of my life trying to please other people.  I think it's my biggest weakness.  In efforts to make others concerns known and more important, I've realized how I have devalued myself.  There is an underlying lack of self-worth in my life.  I can often feel the discomfort in the [...]

Privileged Reality

“To honor God is a privilege. Yet, we still find ourselves battling with this right. To know righteousness in the midst of our sin Oh—why does sin feels so good Temporal satisfactions. Momentary indulgences. Sweet whispers of deceit forcing its bliss to taste so good To know ourselves is an advantage Yet, we blame ourselves [...]

Sweet Sympathy

“Sweet sympathy i need your time Sweet sympathy give me sight Awake in me— borrowed eyes Awake in me— desperate lines Be thy comfort keep me alive Be thy comfort tell me a lie Oh— sweet sympathy where should I hide Oh— sweet sympathy keep me inside”

New Mornings For Me

The morning is new and my thoughts are whispering to me as I embrace the gazing sun beaming through my window blinds. I can't help but to immediately self reflect on what's important to me and examine the things I tend to treasure. My thoughts are held captive to the idea of what this moment [...]